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September 1, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Napa City-County Library in northern California has selected the Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap--the responsive-design Web client that performs key library workflows on tablets and laptops. NCCL has a collection size of 150,000 and an annual circulation of over 1 million items. NCCL is also joining the ranks of the LINK+ resource-sharing consortium, which is powered by Innovative’s INN-Reach consortial borrowing system. As a member, NCCL will have access to materials from over 60 academic and public libraries that hold over 11 million items. NCCL is replacing a Carl.X system by TLC.

August 28, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that Burlington County Library System (BCLS) in New Jersey has selected the Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap, a browser-based tool that offers key public services workflows in the stacks or outside the library. BCLS holds over 750,000 volumes and conducts over 2 million circulation transactions each year. The Library is migrating from a Horizon® system provided by SirsiDynix.

August 20, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Hilary Newman, Innovative’s VP of Global Partnerships and Customer Engagement, has won the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Information. This annual award is presented to graduates for outstanding accomplishment in the field of library and information studies and contributions to the College of Information. A graduate of the College of Information with a Masters in Library Science, Ms. Newman has applied this knowledge at Innovative since 1995.

August 13, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that the second set of REST APIs for the Sierra Library Services Platform is now in general release. As with the initial API release, Sierra API Release 2.0 provides access to Sierra data and metadata, allowing libraries and commercial partners to create seamless integrations and applications that benefit library patrons and staff. The new release provides transactional APIs for managing holds and patron accounts. In addition, Release 2.0 expands data access to include branch information and authority records. Interactive and reference documentation for this release is available on the recently-launched Innovative developer sandbox at http://sandbox.iii.com/docs.

August 8, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) SkyRiver, Innovative's cataloging utility product, now makes available over 3.5 million records from the British Library. This rich metadata, known as the British National Bibliography, reflects the publishing activity of the UK and Ireland and includes print and electronic publications. With this new content, the SkyRiver database now exceeds 60 million full, unique records.

August 6, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Alexander Mitchell Public Library in South Dakota has selected the Polaris ILS and Leap, a browser-based tool that offers key public services workflows in the stacks or outside the library. AMPL library holds nearly 100,000 items and has 230,000 circulation transactions each year. The Polaris ILS will replace an Aleph system provided by Ex Libris.

August 4, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that, in the first half of 2015, over 600 libraries selected Innovative library systems, which include the Sierra Library Services Platform and the Polaris ILS. These selections show the growing excitement around Innovative’s Open Library vision for libraries, known as the Open Library Experience.

August 2, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) The Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County has selected the Polaris ILS and will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. The MLC consists of nine community libraries in St. Louis County, Missouri, offering over 700,000 volumes to its community.

July 29, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that it has signed an agreement with WILS, a non-profit membership organization in Wisconsin that facilitates cost-effective and time-saving collaborations statewide. This new partnership makes SkyRiver, Innovative’s cataloging utility that enables staff to process new materials more quickly and accurately than ever before, more readily available to WILS’ library members.

July 23, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Manatee County Library Public Library System in Florida has selected the Polaris ILS. Winner of the 2013 Florida Library Association Library Innovation Award, MCLPLS circulates over 3 million items a year and holds nearly 500,000 items. They will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

July 22, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that over 100 libraries went live on the Sierra Library Services Platform or the Polaris ILS just in the month of June. The 15 library systems include academic and public institutions in Australia, Europe, North America, and South Africa.

July 20, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Downey City Library (CA) has selected the Polaris ILS. Along with this selection, the Library will be installing Polaris Leap, the new responsive Web client that provides key public services workflows to library staff through a browser. The Library holds over 130,000 items and will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced the publication of survey results from over 4,000 library users at seven academic libraries in the UK. “We Love the Library, but We Live on the Web” - Findings around how academic library users view online resources and services (2015) reports on how online users interact with library-related services and what the key challenges are for libraries to meet these expectations.

July 7, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Gold Coast City Libraries selected a complete suite of library technology solutions from the company, including the Sierra Library Services Platform, Encore Discovery, and Vital digital asset management system. In a recent year, GCCL users borrowed 6.5 million items from a collection of a million physical items and nearly 100,000 digital titles. GCCL is migrating from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix.

July 2, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that initial implementation of the Republic of Ireland’s public library authorities are now live with the Sierra Library Services Platform. Six of the 30 authorities - Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, South Dublin, and Wexford - serve approximately 35% of the total population of Ireland through more than 80 branch libraries and mobile libraries.

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